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Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 04-12-2016, 10:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,474
Posted By NerfHerder
Truth About Cars: Petition Demands FCA Spinoff Jeep

So a few weeks ago I started a petition for Jeep owners to push FCA to spin off Jeep. Fiat is currently trading on Jeep to keep their failing company afloat. There is good news in the short-term...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 03-30-2016, 01:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,766
Posted By NerfHerder
So that petition is up to 1,100 people now...

So that petition is up to 1,100 people now (https://www.change.org/p/sergio-marchionne-spin-off-jeep-from-fiat-chrysler).

It's still small compared to the number of Jeep owners out there, but it...
Forum: General Jeep Discussion 03-30-2016, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 524
Posted By NerfHerder
Hitting the trails on the cheap

I thought this was a great read. With all the aftermarket upgrades, we tend to lose sight of the fact that you don't need to spend a lot to hit the trails.

How My $600 Craigslist Jeep Outclassed...
Forum: JL Wrangler Technical Discussion 03-16-2016, 09:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,970
Posted By NerfHerder
Jeep corporate communications guy quoted on...

Jeep corporate communications guy quoted on cars.com (https://www.cars.com/articles/2013/04/why-is-the-jeep-wrangler-unlimited-popular-with-families/). He said the four-door accounts for 60% of...
Forum: JL Wrangler Technical Discussion 03-16-2016, 09:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,970
Posted By NerfHerder
The Wrangler only makes up about 1/6 of Jeep...

The Wrangler only makes up about 1/6 of Jeep sales, and the two-door is, at best, only 30% of that. So you aren't anywhere near half of its potential customer base. At best, you are talking about 60k...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 03-10-2016, 10:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,766
Posted By NerfHerder
Interesting that those aren't the numbers that...

Interesting that those aren't the numbers that Fiat is quoting. From their 1/27/2016 Business plan update (page 12), they show:


Wranglers - 151k
Cherokee and GC - 438k (200k+ each)
Renegade...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 03-10-2016, 10:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,766
Posted By NerfHerder
Oh, they're definitely the cash cow, and that's...

Oh, they're definitely the cash cow, and that's my problem. That seems to be all they are. My first Jeep was a CJ-7 Renegade. The fact that they took that designation and made it into that...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 03-09-2016, 10:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,766
Posted By NerfHerder
Set Jeep free so the Wrangler may live?

Fiat is almost seven billion dollars in debt and basically trading on Jeep and Ram to save the rest of their lineup...
Forum: JL Wrangler Technical Discussion 03-02-2016, 09:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,970
Posted By NerfHerder
I noticed that, too. As a communications guy it...

I noticed that, too. As a communications guy it irritated me because I thought it was sloppy not to use the right image. :-)
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 03-02-2016, 09:25 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,170
Posted By NerfHerder
The rumors I have seen, and I need to go find the...

The rumors I have seen, and I need to go find the article, indicated the 2-dr will be getting longer to make more room for the drive train. It sounded similar to the CJ5 to CJ7 shift adding more...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 03-02-2016, 09:21 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,170
Posted By NerfHerder
How do you figure? 50k 2D units minus 10%...

How do you figure?

50k 2D units minus 10% is 45k that buy 4D at $4,000 more per unit. 45,000 x $4,000 is $180,000,000 more off of the same 45k units.

If those 5k 2D that don't get sold...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 03-02-2016, 09:16 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,170
Posted By NerfHerder
Well, technically they would lose ALL of their...

Well, technically they would lose ALL of their two-door sales. :-)

But I still say given the number of on-road, stock two-door Jeeps I see driving around relative to those that look like they have...
Forum: General Jeep Discussion 03-01-2016, 03:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,257
Posted By NerfHerder
Yes, we get that it's a model. The original post...

Yes, we get that it's a model. The original post makes that pretty clear.

An actual Jeep that was somewhere between the Isuzu Vehicross and the Jeep Hurricane would be pretty cool.
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 03-01-2016, 03:45 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,324
Posted By NerfHerder
Car companies have to think about a lot of things...

Car companies have to think about a lot of things in designs. Obviously Jeep has to be concerned with weight and the rollbar adds weight if they can settle on a single top (frame with removable...
Forum: JL Wrangler Technical Discussion 03-01-2016, 03:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,970
Posted By NerfHerder
To us, but they sell about three two-doors for...

To us, but they sell about three two-doors for every seven four-doors. As long as they maintain something like the open top and removable doors, they can still claim the heritage with the four-door,...
Forum: JL Wrangler Technical Discussion 03-01-2016, 03:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,970
Posted By NerfHerder
That was my first thought, but then it didn't...

That was my first thought, but then it didn't make sense to specify the four-door, just say Wrangler.

So there is definitely some reason they called it out separately.
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 03-01-2016, 03:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,170
Posted By NerfHerder
I'm not so sure about that. The 2-door sells for...

I'm not so sure about that. The 2-door sells for about $4k less than the 4-door. Let's say they lose 10 percent from people who would only buy two-doors. That's about 5,000 vehicles. They can make...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 03-01-2016, 03:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,716
Posted By NerfHerder
To that point, Jeep and Ram are the only things...

To that point, Jeep and Ram are the only things propping up a company with billions in debt (http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2016/03/01/fiat-chrysler-automobiles-jeeps-and-rams-power-ano.aspx),...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 03-01-2016, 02:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,716
Posted By NerfHerder
+1

+1
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 02-29-2016, 10:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,170
Posted By NerfHerder
Granted, though I have always understood hybrids...

Granted, though I have always understood hybrids rely on the engine running at higher speeds to engage the recharging capability. So the life of the battery in a high-torque/low-speed environment...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 02-29-2016, 10:07 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,170
Posted By NerfHerder
Unhappy, yes. But what else would they buy? There...

Unhappy, yes. But what else would they buy? There is no longer a Ford Bronco or Defender (though both are rumored) and Toyota took the Land Cruiser FAR afield from what it was as the FJ40.

The...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 02-29-2016, 04:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,170
Posted By NerfHerder
I don't know that they would be throwing a lot...

I don't know that they would be throwing a lot away, versus what they get in return. Sure, us diehards would be unhappy with it, but the move to a four-door only world means a longer drive train and...
Forum: JL Wrangler Technical Discussion 02-29-2016, 12:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,970
Posted By NerfHerder
It sounded more to me like they were talking...

It sounded more to me like they were talking about two different facilities in Toledo. They don't have the production capacity to meet demand for either of them, so they have been making some changes...
Forum: JL Wrangler Technical Discussion 02-28-2016, 09:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,970
Posted By NerfHerder
Is Fiat ditching the two door?

A couple of weeks back, FCA released an update on its business plan...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 02-28-2016, 09:07 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,170
Posted By NerfHerder
Would Fiat consider ditching the 2-door Wrangler?

A couple of weeks back, FCA released an update on its business plan...
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